There are two things that turn a boring morning into a great morning, and that is eggs and french toast. Put them together, and you’ve got this magnificent French toast egg sandwich!
The magnificent combination of the savory, protein-rich bite of scrambled eggs mixed with the sweet yet delicately spiced crunch of french toast really is a match made in Heaven.
This is a great way to make french toast and eggs more exciting if you’ve gotten tired of the same eggs and toast in the morning. The secret lies in the Swiss cheese. When it melts, it binds both the eggs to the french toast and gives that creamy and slightly salty blend that brings them together.
This recipe goes great with fresh berries, maple syrup, and warm earthy spices like nutmeg and cardamom. It is best enjoyed in the morning, but if you’re having a late start to your day, having it for brunch will also work!
Like making any french toast, the trick to making the crisp yet chewy bite is to choose bread with a high-fat content. Breads like brioche and challah are best. To get that perfect crispy bite, lightly toasting it first is a great way to ensure the bread doesn’t get soggy.
When adding cheese and deli meats, it’s important to make sure they’re not going to be too salty or get saltier as they cook. I chose Swiss cheese because of its smooth taste, and deli ham because it adds just the right amount of savory taste to this dish. You can also use maple bacon, cheddar cheese, or any of your favorite cheeses and meats to make this meal.
What You Need To Make a French Toast Egg Sandwich
Most of the ingredients used for this recipe can be found in your kitchen or pantry. Items like deli meats, swiss cheese, and brioche bread may require a trip to your local grocery store.
As mentioned previously, feel free to customize the cheese and meats in this recipe to your taste, just be mindful of the saltiness factor.
The spices in this recipe really go a long way. Nutmeg is ideal in the french toast batter, but if you can’t find it, adding another spoonful of cinnamon will do the trick.
- Brioche bread
- Ground cinnamon
- Grated nutmeg
- Vanilla extract
- Maple syrup
- Salt and pepper
- Swiss cheese
How To Make a French Toast Egg Sandwich
Make the french toast batter: In a shallow bowl, add an egg, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and whisk until combined. Once ready, set aside.
Dip the french toast: Prepare a large frying pan on medium heat. Once hot, dip your bread in the egg mixture, drain off the excess, and place in the frying pan.
Cook the french toast: Cook on one side for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown. Once ready, flip and repeat until all bread slices are fully cooked.
Whisk the eggs: To make your filling, grab a large bowl and add eggs, followed by salt and pepper. Whisk until fully combined and set aside.
Cook the eggs: Heat a nonstick frying pan on medium-high heat. Add your eggs and scramble using a spatula every minute until curds form, about 5 minutes total.
Add the cheese and meat: When the eggs are less than a minute out until ready, add Swiss cheese and ham slices and mix until combined and the cheese melts. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside.
Fill and serve: Top one slice of French toast with the egg mixture and top with a second slice of French toast. Slice in half and serve with maple syrup and fresh berries (optional). Enjoy!
Why should you add eggs to french toast?
Eggs in a french toast batter act as an emulsifier to hold the mixture together. It also adds protein to the dish. If you aren’t a huge fan of eggs, you can also use coconut cream or plant-based milk to emulsify the mixture. Just be sure to add more spices or increase the sweetness so it carries the flavors.
Should french toast have more eggs than milk?
The egg-to-milk ratio is pretty much 1:1 with ¼ cup of milk for every egg. This recipe of course leans more toward the eggy taste with the scrambled eggs, so keep that in mind when making the mixture.
Why is my french toast soggy?
Soggy french toast can happen depending on the type of bread you use. Some types of bread, like white bread or rye, have a lower fat content, which makes them porous and absorb more egg mixture. If this is a concern, toast your bread to make sure that it doesn’t absorb as much of the mixture and maintains its crispy exterior.
French Toast Egg Sandwich
- 2 slices brioche bread
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 eggs one egg for the mixture
- ¼ cup Swiss cheese sliced or grated
- ¼ cup deli ham sliced
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Fresh berries optional
- In a shallow bowl, add an egg, vanilla extract, milk, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and whisk until combined.
- Place a large frying pan on medium heat.
- Once hot, dip your brioche bread in egg mixture, drain off the excess, and place immediately in the frying pan.
- Cook on for 4-5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Flip and repeat until all bread slices are fully cooked. Once ready, set aside and keep warm.
- To make your filling, grab a large bowl and add eggs followed by salt and pepper. Whisk until fully combined and set aside.
- Heat a nonstick frying pan on medium-high heat. Add your eggs and scramble using a spatula every minute until curds form, about 5 minutes total.
- When the eggs are less than a minute out until ready, add swiss cheese, and ham slices and mix until combined and the cheese melts. Once ready, remove from the pan and set aside.
- Fill your brioche slices with eggs, slice in half, and serve with maple syrup and fresh berries (optional). Enjoy!
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